Hi there! I'm a Nairobi-based visual artist with over 10 years of experience specializing in graffiti and urban art. I'm passionate activist excited to empower others. As such, I've trained over 300 young people over the years to use art as a tool for advocacy through various workshops.
I've had the opportunity to work internationally through festivals including, Koch Fest, Street Diaries, Sawa Sawa festival, Art of the Streets Festival in Sweden, Open Source Festival in Berlin and the Prince Claus award ceremony in Amsterdam.
My deepest ambitions lie in spreading art and creativity to every corner of the world and am excited to pursue any opportunities that would allow me to explore the world while sharing my talents.
Branding & Consulting
Adelaide, South Australia
Interaction Designer at Google
Swift is the perfect blend of a profound creative and reliable professional. He’s detail oriented and a natural innovator. While working with WASH United, he developed creative solutions and campaigns that helped further our public health programs and trainings. Swift’s a strong communicator regardless of the audience he’s working with and is a true pleasure to work with. I’d highly recommend him to any future client!
Managing Director, WASH United Africa
Founder/ Artistic Director of Sanaa
I worked with Swift9 in my position of Founder/Artistic Director of Sanaa: A better world through creativity, he was one of five Kenyan artists who participated in the event travelling to Australia. As part of his commitments, Swift painted a mural of Nelson Mandela in one of South Australia's renowned art galleries, painted a number of murals in a city laneway and participated in an artist talk, artist dinners and the street festival, attended by over 2500 patrons. Swift was a pleasure to work with, possessed a good work ethic and as an individual - impressed those who he met with his personable, trustworthy and friendly nature, during the course of his trip. I look forward to working with Swift again.
Arts manager at the British council. nairobi
I interacted with Swift Grafitti a couple of times when I worked with the British Council. He created a themed piece that is still the attraction at the British Council car park. The originality and authenticity of his work is utterly compelling and I highly recommend him. Moraa Gitaa – Author and former Arts Manager at the British Council, Nairobi